The Festival of ThinkIns
28–29 June 2019
Thank you to everybody – brilliant experts and all our lovely members and guests – who braved central London in 30 degree heat to be part of our launch event. We enjoyed it so much, we’re thinking of doing it again…
Click the events below to watch the ThinkIns in full and read our editors’ take on how the conversations we had are informing our journalism.
Friday 28 June
Does it matter that the Conservative party has become so unrepresentative – and what’s to be done about it?
Of course they should, the real question is how we get there.
Is it time to do the obvious thing and make England’s universities free again?
The cost to our happiness and mental health from our obsession with female and male beauty is incalculable.
The supposedly heightened British sense of fair play seems to have been eroded when it comes to tolerance of different people and cultures.
Saturday 29 June
We’re facing a climate change catastrophe and making the bare minimum of changes. Is it time for something more disruptive?
After the post-Corbyn surge in membership it’s the ‘biggest political party in western Europe’. It’s young – relatively – and vibrant. So why is Labour so tortured?
Something deep is happening on our skin: an old taboo about body art has been broken in the space of just a few years.
Are we sacrificing the security and happiness of millions of working people in the name of an outdated dogma?
How do we pick a path between what shouldn’t be said and what cannot be said?